Backstory: From also-ran to Oscar in just a few letters
Humor: A last-minute title change might make 'Borax' and 'Tallahassee Nights.'
Sometimes the difference between an Academy Award-winning film and an also-ran can be just a few letters – close but no Oscar. With that in mind, less than two weeks before this year's Academy Award nominations are announced, some filmmakers were making last-minute changes to the title of their movies to enhance their chances:
• The Devil Wears Hush Puppies
• The Leonardo Code
• The Deported
• Pirates of the Gulf of Mexico
• Apocalypto Now
• V for Velveteen Rabbit
• An Incandescent Truth
• Thank You for Smirking
• Tallahassee Nights
• A Prairie Home Compendium
• Dale Roberts, a college career counselor, lives in Asheville, N.C.